Katie and I made a deal that we are going to make March knitting/crocheting for Me. So March 4 Me! However she sent me a link to the cutest cowl Can be found on ETSY HERE

So I looked up the star stitch and it looks easy so I am going to give it a go. Not that I don’t want to support Etsy Artist because I do, but because I want to try one in my own colors. Pink and Brown I am thinking. And I am thinking of knocking this out before tomorrow’s cast on for the 2010 Winter Ravelympics on Ravelry. I am participate in the Sweaterboard Event Making this Cardigan

Hoping to finish it in the 2 weeks of the Winter Olympics. I think it can be done. Fingers crossed.

My Rag Rug!

Lately I have been into crochet. Well on Saturday I was looking for the elastic for my hubby and had to look in my craft closet and found all kinds of fabric scraps, NO they were not lost, just out of sight out of mind. A few summers ago a good friend and I decided to do a craft project a day and I had a lot of little bits or halves of fat quarters left over from those various projects. So I ripped them into strips joined them together and decided to make a braided rag rug. NO! sewing that thing together was a nightmare. God Bless the women who did it and do it. It is just not for me. So I un-braided about 10ft of braid and joined them together wound them into a big o’ball and crocheted me a rug. I needed a new one for my bathroom. I really like the idea of a rag rugs. I think I am going to make me a couple more. But first I gotta go thrift me some twin sized sheets. Watch out Thrift stores here I come. Make one or two for the kitchen a couple more for my bathroom for by the tub and next to the sink. The beauty of these little things is that you can toss them in the washer and they don’t get that mildewy smell like those rubber backed jobies.
Toss these puppies in the washer and dryer and put them back on the floors. What could be easier?

Pic to follow.

What’s New?

Not too much. Had to go back on medication for my diabetes, I have been dealing with it on my own for 3 years and doing a damn good job according to the doc, but the morning sugars had been being a little high and I got concerned so I decided to go in and have it checked out. She said the numbers were not bad over all but a little high for the morn so she put me back on Metformin. YaY! So along with Katie we have been revamping my diet yet again and things are back on track so hopefully I wont have to stay on this med for the rest of my life. And I have a lost a few pounds in the process so kudos.

On the cooking front. I have found a few recipes that I want to give a go. I will post them as soon as possible after I have given them the special Hanane touch.

I am going to be hosting the little all female religious group that I belong to and have the menu planned out.

zuchinni fritters
salmon cakes
toasted butternut squash and arugula salad with a warm cider vinaigrette(a la the Barefoot Contessa)

Sweetie pies ( a cute heart shaped pie pocket made with sugar free preserves)
Katies chocolate cake cupcakes with creamcheese frosting

Spiced tea

Healthy and delicious